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Airport Extreme printing stopped working

554 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: May 14, 2013 9:39 AM by marekfromsos RSS
vintage42 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 17, 2011 9:12 AM

I have been printing wirelessly with a printer's USB cable plugged into an Airport Extreme. Today the wireless printing stopped working, evidently because the Airport Extreme no longer sees the printer:

-- The Airport Utility shows no printer connected the Airport Extreme, so of course...

-- The Epson Printer Utility says the printer is Offline (not connected).

-- And Print & Scan shows the printer Offline (red dot).


However, when I plug the printer's USB cable into a USB hub, the Printer Utility and Print & Scan show the printer as connected and online, and it the printer works fine.


How can I make the Airport Extreme see the USB printer so I can do wireless printing again?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2), 21.5", 12 GB RAM, 500 GB SATA HD
  • marekfromsos Calculating status...
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    May 14, 2013 9:39 AM (in response to vintage42)

    Big thanks to vintage42. Had exact same problem.The WAN checkbox apparently unchecked itself over a weekend - spooky or what?

    However it took me a while to find The WAN checkbox (which only appears when you access the manual AE setup).


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